Polish Government Sponsors ‘zionist’ Pamphlets Raising Loyalty Issue

The Polish Government has sponsored the publication of a five-pamphlet series on Zionism which purports to show that Jews all over the world are committed to Israel and that their loyalty to other countries of birth or citizenship is unreliable. The series, titled “The Zionist Doctrine,” was written by Tadeusz Walichnowski and published by “Interpress” of Warsaw which is distributing it.

Though not as abusive as the works of the Ukrainian anti-Semite Trofim Kycho which are still circulated in the Soviet Union, the writer makes use of quotations and incidental remarks by Zionist leaders, mostly out of context, to make his point that Jews cannot be regarded as loyal citizens of any country outside of Israel. He claims that Jewish links with the Holy Land were not purely religious but always political and that modern Israel is a joint enterprise of world Jewry. One pamphlet names the “most important Jewish organizations” and lists the World Zionist Organization, American Jewish Committee, Joint Distribution Committee and the World Hebrew Union. It also lists “Zionist activists,” among them Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Dayan; Israel’s Ambassador to West Germany, Asher Ben Nathan; Dr. Nahum Goldmann, WJ Congress president, and Dr. Joachim Prinz of Newark, N.J.

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